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Lochry's Defeat

Lochry Defeat Image 2021

Location: Old State Rd. 56, just south of the Triple Whipple Bridge, Aurora (Ohio County), Indiana 47001

Erected by the Sons of the American Revolution, 1961

ID# : 58.1961.1


On Aug. 24, 1781, Col. Archibald Lochry and 107 recruits for Gen. Clark were ambushed at Lochry Creek by Joseph Brant's raiders. One-third were killed, the rest captured. Lochry and the wounded were later murdered.


Military, Early Settlement and Exploration